Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 02/2012

European Perspectives for Moldova: Challenges and Obstacles

Anita Emőke Sobják

October 2011

The Polish Institute of International Affairs


The paper pictures a broad panorama of factors that are likely to impact the future prospects of Moldova’s integration with the EU. The authors argue that Moldova’s best chance to move further down this path could depend on a favourable, if fragile, realignment among three EU member states whose interests seem to be spelled out in a sufficiently clear manner: Germany, Poland and Romania.